I’m a firm believer in eating for your body. One of the most beautiful parts of life is that we are all unique. The ideal diet or lifestyle is distinct to each individual. Personal preferences, body type, heritage, personal history, and environmental factors all play a role in determining how a person eats. Of course, it’s tempting to see great results (however those are quantified) that someone else has achieved with one type of diet and try to recreate the same effects for yourself. And sometimes this may work, but what’s important to know is that what’s good for one person may not be for another person.
I am not a medical doctor nor do I have any professional training in nutrition. I am merely someone who has tried lots of different diets and constantly reads about food and health. I do this for the well-being of myself and my family. I find it important to listen to your body and honor what you feel you might be needing that minute, day, or week. The body has an incredible way of communicating what works and what doesn’t and through trial and error and research, you can discover what is ideal for you.
Currently, I believe (unless future research proves otherwise) that all bodies would benefit from the following principles:
Eating whole, real ingredients
No preservatives or artificial additives
Move your body!
Lots of fresh veggies. Seasonal is best!
Organic (if possible), especially for foods known to contain more pesticides
Limited exposure to harsh or toxic chemicals
High quality sources of meats
Lowering sugar intake
For me, it took a long time to learn that I should be focusing on the ingredients, not the calories or fat content, in order to feel good and be healthy. And of course, I’m not perfect I definitely have my unhealthy vices (I love gummy candy) but I know that I feel better when I’m eating better. And doesn’t that just make sense?!
So, the way that my guy and I eat is completely different. Here’s what’s currently working for us:
ME: Gluten free, grain free, soy free, dairy free, low carb, lots of vegetables, good quality fats, and fish
HIM: Everything mostly, reduced soy intake, dairy from pasture-raised cows, high quality meats, and no fast food
This is my place to share the recipes that keep our bodies healthy and our stomachs happy. I hope that they do the same for you! If you’re wondering about the reasoning behind any of these thoughts, I’d love to talk! Contact me here!